Camel baby milk launches in Dubai

The nutritious milk is set to hit supermarket shelves soon

Health

There are camels all over the UAE – indeed, one of the animals features in Time Out Dubai’s podcast logo.

The ungulates are a part of Dubai's heritage, having provided transport and food in days gone by.

Now a Dubai farm is using milk from the animals to produce the world's first-ever dairy-free baby formula.

It is set to hit UAE supermarket shelves soon, with hopes that it will help infants with allergies.

Even better, camel milk offers ten times more iron and three times more vitamin C than cow's milk, according to studies.

Saeed Juma Bin Subaih, general manager of Camelicious, said: “Camel milk represents an integral part of the Arabic and Islamic culture in general, and the UAE culture and heritage in particular.

“This milk is genuinely complements the UAE values and traditions that are handed down from one generation to another.”

And if you don’t have a baby but you’re still keen to try camel milk, the company makes dozens of other products including energy drinks and ice cream.

If you’re looking to learn more about the local customs of the UAE, it’s also worth visiting the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding.

For more information go to camelicious.ae.

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